Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
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Bethesda, Maryland 20814
MEM Office: C1039
Phone (301) 295-3720
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The Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) was formally established at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) by the Defense Appropriations Act of 1999. Organized within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at USU, CDHAM is postured as the Defense Department's focal point for academic aspects of medical stability operations.
CHAMP is a Uniformed Services University (USU) and joint service effort that focuses on the health and performance of the warfighter. We are a joint medical resource for the Department of Defense for education, basic and clinical research, and clinical expertise in the area of military unique human performance optimization.
The Human Performance Laboratory and Human Performance Resource Center are entities of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance.
The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a research laboratory located within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. It is an interdisciplinary laboratory where research scientists trained in exercise physiology, nutritional biochemistry, sports psychology, immunology, endocrinology, and psychology work with physicians, medical students, graduate students, and others to in.
HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.
Established in 2003, the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) was realigned under the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in August 2013. The DVCIPM serves as the advisory organization on pain management research, education and clinical policy issues for the Military Health System (MHS) and Veteran’s Health Affairs (VHA). The DVCIPM assesses the effectiveness and safety of pain care for MHS and VHA beneficiaries, and provides an administrative structure for a Military Pain Medicine Board of Directors (MPMBD) consisting of Air Force, Army, Navy, VHA, and civilian senior expert clinicians and researchers experienced in the management of acute and chronic pain.
This research program is directed to the development of improved methods for the diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of traumatic brain injury based on the dynamical analysis of EEGs (electroencephalograms) and ERPs (event-related brain potentials). EEGs and ERPs are being obtained from healthy control participants and from individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury. It has been hypothesized that neurological and psychological deficits following traumatic brain injury can result from abnormalities in inter-regional central nervous system synchronization. Investigation of this hypothesis is a core element of our program. One of the important clinical foci of our work is the early differential diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury that progresses either to a presentation of depression or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).